The hit Paramount series Yellowstone has quickly become one of the most popular shows on television since its premiere in 2018. Starring Oscar winner Kevin Costner as rancher John Dutton and British actress Kelly Reilly as his daughter Beth Dutton, the neo-western drama follows the conflicts and power struggles within the wealthy Dutton family, who own the largest contiguous ranch in the United States.
With its gorgeous Montana scenery, compelling family drama, and excellent performances, Yellowstone has garnered millions of passionate fans who eagerly await any updates on upcoming seasons. Both Costner and Reilly have recently made comments that tease what fans can expect next from Yellowstone, stirring up excitement within the show’s enthusiastic fandom.
Kevin Costner Hints at “Big” Things in Season 5
The first half of Yellowstone Season 5 will premiere on November 13, 2022, with the second half debuting in Summer 2023. In a recent interview, lead actor Kevin Costner promised “big” things to come this season.
“We’re going to present it at the highest level,” Costner told Variety. “What happens to the Duttons means a lot to people now… There will be big things that happen this season.”
Costner said the new season contains both the scope and depth that fans have come to expect from Yellowstone. He also praised the show’s writers and their ability to keep coming up with new ideas that maintain fan interest.
“I don’t direct things I don’t think have a chance to be great. And coming up with great writing is really hard. For us to create something really original, that hasn’t been done before, is difficult. I know that sounds crazy, but there are only so many stories out there,” Costner said.
So it seems this upcoming season of Yellowstone will have major plot developments that raise the stakes higher than ever before. Costner’s comments have left fans theorizing on social media about what exactly these “big things” could entail.
Kelly Reilly Says Beth Goes on a “Ride” in Season 5
As the brash, brilliant, and fearless daughter of John Dutton, Beth Dutton has become a standout character on Yellowstone, thanks largely to Kelly Reilly’s complex and nuanced performance.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Reilly hinted that Beth will continue to be her unpredictable, chaotic self in the new season.
“She goes on a ride, that’s for sure,” Reilly said of Beth’s storyline this season. “She gets into some deep, dark, messy places.”
Reilly added that Beth is on a “rollercoaster” this season, both personally and professionally. The actress said Beth reaches new highs and lows, once again proving herself to be the “beating heart” of Yellowstone.
“You just don’t know what she’s going to do next,” Reilly said. “I don’t know what she’s going to do next!”
Reilly’s comments indicate that fans are in for quite the dramatic thrill ride with Beth in Season 5. With her job as a financier at Schwartz & Meyer on the line and her tumultuous relationships with both her father and husband simmering, it seems Beth Dutton will continue to supply the show with its most dynamic and explosive moments.
Fans Speculate About ‘Beth’s Revenge’ in Season 5
After the events of Yellowstone’s Season 4 finale, which saw Beth’s attempt to ruin Market Equities CEO Caroline Warner backfire spectacularly, fans immediately began theorizing about Beth getting her revenge in Season 5.
On Reddit forums, Twitter, TikTok, and other social media sites, the phrase “Beth’s revenge” has repeatedly popped up in fan discussions of what they hope to see next season. Many fans are convinced Beth will find a way to retaliate against the scheming Caroline, who outmaneuvered Beth to block her efforts.
“We NEED to see Beth get revenge on Caroline!!!” one fan tweeted. Other fans think Beth may shift her focus to getting back at Jamie instead, as she vowed to “end” her adopted brother in the Season 4 finale after learning he ordered a hit on their father.
No matter who is on the receiving end, most Yellowstone lovers seem confident that Beth will re-establish herself as an unstoppable force in Season 5. Kevin Costner himself has hinted that Beth has big moments coming up that fans won’t want to miss.
“Boy, does she have some scenes,” Costner said of Kelly Reilly’s performance in the upcoming season.
What’s Next for Rip & Beth’s Relationship?
The fiery relationship between hard-edged ranch hand Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser) and Beth Dutton has been a central thread of Yellowstone since the show began. The two had a whirlwind wedding ceremony in Season 4, but fans are eager to see how married life treats the volatile couple in Season 5.
In an interview with Paramount Network, Kelly Reilly hinted that Rip and Beth will face some ups and downs as they adjust to being husband and wife.
“I think they have their own challenges,” Reilly said. “I don’t think it’s ever going to be plain sailing for Rip and Beth because of who they are.”
But Reilly believes the passion between Rip and Beth will never fade. “That combustible, profound love they have for each other is always going to be there,” she said.
Hauser has also promised more intimate moments between Rip and Beth coming up, indicating fans will see them continue to grapple with finding marital stability.
“You get to see us in the bedroom quite a bit, which is nice,” Hauser told Entertainment Tonight. “You get to see us just talking about stuff, being around each other, just the two of us.”
So while Rip and Beth’s relationship will likely remain rocky, fans can expect plenty of screen time devoted to exploring their intense dynamic as a married couple.
How Will Kayce Deal with Being ‘Lost’?
At the end of last season, Kayce Dutton told his wife Monica he felt “lost” and that he needed some time away to find himself again. So one of the biggest questions hanging over Season 5 is how Kayce will deal with this inner turmoil.
In an interview with Taste of Country, actor Luke Grimes said that Kayce will spend some time “removed by himself” this season as part of his journey. But Grimes also teased there will be more to Kayce’s storyline than just isolation and soul-searching.
“There is some time where you’ll see Kayce removed by himself, but something happens this season that throws the whole family into a bit of a tailspin,” Grimes hinted. “And when things get real, Kayce is going to be there when people need him.”
So it seems Kayce won’t stay lost for long before outside events force him to jump back into the fray. Fans are eager to see how he handles the threat to the Duttons that Grimes referenced. Will Kayce emerge stronger than ever? Or will his internal struggles continue to weigh on him?
What’s in Store for John Dutton as Montana’s Governor?
At the end of Season 4, John Dutton finally achieved his long-sought goal of becoming the Governor of Montana. But now that he’s in office, what does the new position mean for John and his family going forward?
Kevin Costner has said John will clash with his new role at times. In an interview with Variety, Costner explained:
“He knows politics is hurting people now. Can he really make a difference? There’s going to be times when it’s really questionable whether he can get anything done or not.”
However, Costner said John will rise to the occasion and learn how to best wield his executive power. He described John as “evolving” into his new authority and said fans will see John make some surprises plays from the governor’s office.
So while John’s new role will come with its share of hurdles and conflicts, fans can look forward to seeing the tough rancher-turned-politician assert his might in dramatic new ways.
Jamie’s Redemption Arc?
Jamie Dutton has gone down an increasingly dark path over Yellowstone’s past four seasons, culminating in him ordering a hit on his own father. But in Season 5, the show may start to pivot Jamie toward the road to redemption.
In an interview with Deadline, actor Wes Bentley hinted there is hope for Jamie yet. “I believe Jamie can be redeemed,” he said. “I think there’s a long road ahead for Jamie.”
Bentley explained that after suffering years of toxicity and abuse, Jamie is finally stepping out on his own, for better or worse. “I think we’ll start to see what Jamie wants and what he’s willing to do to get it,” Bentley said.
While things may get uglier for Jamie before they get better, Bentley feels there is untapped potential within the character. So fans holding out hope that Jamie can still turn over a new leaf may just get their wish this season.
New Faces Shake Up the Ranch
Joining the Yellowstone cast this season are several new faces who will disrupt life on the ranch for the Dutton family.
Country singer Lainey Wilson is joining the show as a musician named Abby. Costner has previewed that her character will have immediate chemistry with another newcomer played by Kai Caster (American Horror Story).
Meanwhile, Lilli Kay (Your Honor) has been cast as Clara Brewer, a new assistant for one of the Duttons. And Dawn Olivieri (House of Lies, Heroes) will play a corporate shark named Sarah Atwood who looks to profit from the Dutton’s troubles.
With these new characters on the scene, adding uncertainty and complications for the Duttons, Season 5 is sure to take some exciting new twists and turns. Fans are looking forward to seeing how all these fresh faces shake up life in Montana.
Conclusion: Get Ready for an Epic Season
Based on all the latest updates and comments from the cast, Yellowstone Season 5 promises to be the most gripping and eventful season yet. There are plenty of loose threads left dangling from Season 4 that are sure to spark more family infighting, romance, scheming corporate wars, and no-holds-barred western action this season.
Longtime fans can look forward to more layered, nuanced performances from Kevin Costner, Kelly Reilly, and the rest of the talented ensemble cast as John, Beth, Kayce, and the rest of the Dutton clan continue to navigate their chaotic, high-stakes lives. Meanwhile, newcomers will spice up the drama and keep fans speculating about what might happen next.
If the comments from the cast and crew are any indication, Yellowstone devotees should buckle up and get ready for a wild, unpredictable ride this season. Love, loss, revenge, redemption, power struggles, and good old-fashioned cowboy swagger will all collide for what promises to be an epic Season 5.
Frequently Asked Questions About Yellowstone Season 5
Here are answers to some common questions fans have about Yellowstone Season 5:
When does Season 5 premiere?
The first half of Season 5 will premiere on November 13, 2022. The second half will debut in summer 2023.
How can I watch Yellowstone?
Yellowstone airs on the Paramount Network. You can also stream episodes on Peacock and Paramount Plus.
Who are the new cast members in Season 5?
Major new cast members include musicians Lainey Wilson and Kai Caster, plus actors Lilli Kay and Dawn Olivieri.
Will Beth get her revenge in Season 5?
Many fans think Beth will retaliate against Caroline or Jamie in Season 5. But others theorize Beth may find positive growth instead.
What happened to Kayce at the end of Season 4?
Kayce told Monica he felt “lost” and that he needed time away to find himself again. His journey will be explored in S5.
How will John adjust to being Governor of Montana?
John will likely face challenges in using his executive power effectively. But Costner says John will rise to the occasion.
Is Rip and Beth’s marriage stable?
Rip and Beth will have ups and downs, but their passion remains strong. Fans will see intimate moments between them.
Can Jamie find redemption after trying to kill his father?
Actor Wes Bentley says there is hope Jamie can be redeemed despite his dark path lately.
What do critics think of Yellowstone Season 5 so far?
Early reviews have been very positive, praising the show’s high-stakes drama and outstanding performances.